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Table 2 Descriptive statistics at follow-up

From: Working conditions mediate the association between social class and physical function in older age in Sweden: a prospective cohort study

  Occupational social class
Unskilled
blue-collar
Skilled
blue-collar
Lower
white-collar
Upper
white-collar
Total
n (%)
Age (years)
 Mean (SD) 81 (3.20) 81 (3.72) 80 (3.31) 80 (3.05) 81 (3.31)
Sex, n (%)
 Women 190 (66.7) 35 (22.2) 96 (48.7) 74 (36.1) 395 (46.7)
 Men 95 (33.3) 123 (77.8) 101 (51.3) 131 (63.9) 450 (53.3)
Mobility limitations, n (%)
 None 135 (49.5) 80 (52.3) 105 (55.8) 134 (67.0) 454 (55.8)
 Mild 61 (22.3) 33 (21.6) 38 (20.2) 42 (21.0) 174 (21.4)
 Severe 77 (28.2) 40 (26.1) 45 (24.0) 24 (12.0) 186 (22.8)
Physical Impairment, n (%)
 Absent 110 (50.7) 68 (55.7) 86 (54.4) 129 (72.1) 393 (58.1)
 Present 107 (49.3) 54 (44.3) 72 (45.6) 50 (27.9) 283 (41.9)
  1. SD Standard Deviation, n Analytic size